It is debatable whether French fries originated in France or Belgium. Belgian history indicates that French fries were created in the 1700s in the Wallonie region, where people consumed fried fish. When the river froze over during cold weather, the Belgian people ate potatoes fried in fat.Continue Reading
On the other hand, French history suggests that the fried potato was invented by Parisian chefs who worked under the bridges along the Seine River. The food was previously known as Frites Pont-Neuf, named for a bridge in Paris.
French fries are said to have gotten their name in 1856, when they were referred to as "French-fried potatoes" by E. Warren. The phrase was mentioned for the first time in Warren's written work, "Cookery for Maids of All Work."Learn more about Food History
White Castle opened its doors in 1921, and the franchise set out to make a better name for the hamburger in a time when the ground meat patty had a bad name in popular culture. Ahead of its time, White Castle also allowed people to see their food being made, a first at the time. Franchising was introduced the same year when A&W Root Beer franchised its popular syrup.Full Answer >
The name flapjacks originated in the 1600s in England. The "flap" part of flapjack dates back to the 1300s when "flap" was used in place of "to flip."Full Answer >
Some recipes for hot potato fries include homemade crispy seasoned French fries and quick and easy home fries. To make seasoned French fries, peel and slice 2 1/2 pounds of russet potatoes into thin sticks, and set them in a bowl of cold water.Full Answer >
It is possible to freeze homemade french fries. The home chef can flash-freeze raw french fries or partially cook them, then cool and freeze.Full Answer >